Grant Dermody Lyrics

All songs written and copywritten by Grant Dermody, 3holedraw music unless otherwise noted
No use of any kind without written permission from the author.


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Behind the Sun

Forgive Me
by Grant Dermody Lyrics Dermody/Powell

Don’t know why I feel this way, sometimes I just got to get away
I might not know just how to say, I can’t stay here one more day
Lord hear me calling, how can I make it right
Don’t want to do you wrong, don’t want to let you down, Please forgive me if I do

I don’t want to set you free, I can’t give you what you need
Don’t know no other way to be, when that old highway calls to me
Lord hear me crying. how can I make it right
Don’t want to treat you mean, don’t want to make you cry, Please forgive me if I do

I’ve traveled this wide world round, blazed my trail on hallowed ground
If anyone could tie me down, baby it was you
Lord hear me praying, how can I make it right
Don’t want to hurt you, Don’t want to break your heart, Please forgive me when I do

Tell Me
by Grant Dermody Lyrics Dermody/Powell

You’re so pretty baby, you’re so fine, you spend all your time in another man’s mind
Oh Baby, I thought we was having fun
Tell me what you’re doing babe, don’t tell me what you’ve done

Sitting in the evening sun, sort of looks like rain
wondering why you had to go, if you’ll come back again
Oh Baby, you keep on drifting with the wind
Tell me where you’re going babe, don’t tell me where you’ve been

Sometimes things ain’t meant to be, ain’t nothing you can do
but it hurt so bad to hear you say, I ain’t got room for you
Oh Baby, before I set you free
Tell me who you loving babe, I know it sure ain’t me

She Come Running

She said that she’d be back home yesterday, and I don’t..
Here it is today and she ain’t here
She lives on time and she don’t tell no lies, so it,
must be trouble come and got in her way

There’s snow in Santa Fe and no trains run today,
wind blew it every way and it blocked the track
She ain’t too good with cars and walking’s most too far
so, it’s time for me to go, I got to drive

I’m thirty miles away and I’ve been crawling all day
I hope these old bald tires will, stay on the road
I’m fighting sleep and cold, and steep and windy roads and, up ahead what is that?
What do I see?

She come here running, she’s up around the bend and
she come here running now, I hear her call
She come here running, I hear her laughing, calling
She’s coming faster now, she’s in my arms.

Time Ain’t Due
by Grant Dermody Lyrics Dermody/Briscoe

Hot sun blazing all around, can’t find no where no shady ground
every time I rise I get beat back down, sure been worrying me

Hard rain come now eight days straight, I’m afraid when it stops it might be too late
How long Lord, must I stand and wait, sure been worrying me

Chorus- Tell me one time, I ain’t ready, tell me one time, my work ain’t through
Tell me one time, roll on steady, feel like my time ain’t due

Flooding wide and rising high, our house is gone hear my mama cry
way out west everything’s on fire, sure been worrying me


Ran so hard most lost my way, better find my maker ‘fore judgement day
Steady your mind what the preacher man say, sure ain’t worrying me

My soul grows stronger day by day, gonna make the best of this life I’ve made
by the old campground’s where my burden’s laid, sure ain’t worrying me


Standing by the water when the day is done, thinking back last week how far I’ve come
My hope and blessings have all begun, sure ain’t worrying me


My Dony

Real Time Man

Here I am in real time baby, ain’t never been hard to find
Seems like why you want me, is to ease your worried mind
Gotta find a woman who sees me baby
wants me now for who I am
I’m leaving soon this morning
You let me go, real time man

I ain’t never gonna be no more sweet woman, a real good man set by
You had your time, it’s gone sweet woman, don’t do no good to cry
Gonna find a woman who wants me baby, wants me now for who I am. I’m leaving soon this morning. You let me go. real time man.

No matter where I go sweet woman, you ain’t too far off my mind
life is short, love moves sweet woman, a friend is hard to find
gotta find a woman who loves me baby, wants me now for who I am.
I’m leaving soon this morning, you let me go, real time man.

Corner Strut
– Grant Dermody, Dirk Powell

Strolling down to the corner, more or less on time
Got a meeting with my baby, see what’s on her mind
She’s been acting kinda funny, said we need to talk
Said you’d better run on down here, me I’m gonna walk

Chorus-Wait a minute, What, Hold on, What’s going on wrong?

Still a ways from the corner, what do I see
Easing on up the alley way, my last used to be
She smiles real pretty, holds her hand up high
Says it’s so nice to see you babe, it’s been a long little while


Finally made it to the corner, forty-seven minutes late
Something needed my attention, my baby had to wait
She ain’t on the corner, or in my panoramic view
There’s a note on the lamp post saying, “New man we’re through”.


Come On Sunshine

Just climbed over yonder wall, too high to see
Just climbed over yonder wall, ain’t too high for me

Chorus-Whenever I’m all the way tired and I can’t go on
Spirit keeps me moving with a brand new song
And the music shines down, guides me on my way, takes me home

Just swam cross Jordan wide, too far to see
Just swam cross Jordan wide, ain’t too far for me


Just walked through yonder wood, too dark to see
Just walked through yonder wood, ain’t too dark for me


Come on sunshine, wake up my mind
melt the fog off, burn the clouds away
Give me sweet peace of mind, I can’t waste no more time
I’ll just follow that line, where you lead me

by – Grant Dermody and Dirk Powell

She’s 35, I’m 59, I’m kinda hoping, she don’t mind
Oh Baby, what are we gonna do?
All I feel like doing, is spending all my time with you.

She’s 35, I’m 59, you know I still got, lots of time
Oh babe, I can love you strong and slow
Come on over baby, one more time before I go

I’m 59, she’s 35, ain’t never felt so, full on alive
oh babe, it feels like this it must be real
Not sure how to say it, got to play you how I feel

I’m 59, she’s 35, pull over baby, I’ll let you drive
oh babe, which way do you want to go,
I only need one thing, girl you got to let me know

Hometown Blues

Going to find me a new road, where I’m going I just don’t know 2x
I’m so tired of feeling lonely, hometown ain’t my home no more

Don’t it feel so lonesome, when all you know don’t look the same 2x
Don’t it feel so down low, when your home don’t know your name

I grew strong and raised my mind here, I’m on the outside looking in 2x
My end time here is getting close, and the walls are getting thin.

So I’m leaving town tomorrow, where I’m bound I just don’t know 2x
Don’t come looking for me, won’t be here no more

Sun Might Shine On Me

Ain’t Going Back

I ain’t going down that, long road no more with you
I’m done doing anything, that you want me to

Ain’t going back, no way back, old time used to be
turn me loose baby, you got to let me be

Don’t want to hurt you, don’t know no other way
Can’t do this no more, anymore, Can’t be here one more day

Whatever road that finds you, I hope it treats you good
I hope it rises up to meet you, rolls with you like it should

So Sorry To Leave You

So sorry to leave you, yeah it hurts to walk away
Time ain’t right this time, might be right another day

Tonight might be all we get, let’s do it right while we still can
We can be right here right now, we don’t need no other plan

I don’t know, if I’ll be back this way again
Guess I’ll see you when the road comes round, can’t say how and can’t say when

Whoa Baby, spend some more sweet time with me
A woman who’s the likes of you, I ain’t hardly ever seen

Easy Down

Slow back, easy down, let your mind roll free
Everything that you’re doing seems to, hang on me
People think I’m crazy, people don’t know me none too well
I’m doing pretty good, least as far as I can tell

Up road, boogie child, playing out of time
Might find the pocket when he, hits his prime
Gonna meet you where I find you, not where I wish you’d be
I’m hanging on the two and four, you bought a house on one and three

Step left, swing it right, somebody got to lead
She leans back smiling, says go daddy, yes indeed
Sweet momma want to move me, she might cause me to improvise
I’m hearing what she’s putting down, mostly I hear it in her eyes

Just A Little While

It might take just a little while

She’s gone good bye, wondering why
Does everything need to have a reason?
We stayed too long, couldn’t find the song
Some gods there ain’t no pleasing
And it brings me down, and round, and back again

We are all one, underneath the sun
Got to love the ones that don’t see it
I don’t need you to teach, I don’t want you to preach
I want you to try and feel it
And you bring me down and round and back again

All the love that I can, every grain of sand
I’ll send as I am able
I will move it on through, be waiting for you
When you sit at the welcome table
and it brings me down and round and back again


Sun Might Shine

I can think of her now and sing
Her memory soothes me like a long cool drink
Flows smooth and easy
All the way down

I can think of all the little things she’d do
Make me feel connected to the world and you
Flows smooth and easy, all the way down

She’s gone yeah, it’s all right
Sun gon’ shine tomorrow
She’s gone yeah, it’s all right
Sun might shine on me

I can feel it in my heart
and know it’s true
Whatever else may happen
I was loved by you
Flows smooth and easy
All the way down

Repeat verse one


Long Gone

Long Gone, long time waiting
Long Gone, away from me
Long Gone, long time waiting, Ain’t coming back no more I see

She bought her ticket, long way back
Won’t stay here won’t follow
Her train is coming on the northbound track
I’ll be back home tomorrow


See the steam rise, hear the whistle blow
Won’t stay here won’t follow
Conductor hollering, loud and low
I’ll be back home tomorrow


See her waving from the morning train
Won’t stay here won’t follow
Blue eyes laughing in the driving rain
I’ll be back home tomorrow


Lay Down My Burden

Lay Down My Burden

Gonna lay down my burden, in the sun, by the water side
It’s been such a long wind, blowing cold
They say every morning, brings bout a change in tide
I don’t believe everything, I’ve been told

Bad breaks, no big mistakes,
must be coming from another time
Who do I see to pay this debt I owe?
Feeling good, knock on wood,
world of worry laying on my mind
Don’t say, that’s the way, these things go

Take me back to a time when my life was, free and easy
When life and it’s worries, rolled on by
I’m missing that time when it didn’t take, much to please me
Everyone I love was still alive

Chorus and out

First Light

I’ve been running hard all night long
Still I’m losing ground
Hard times coming after me, baying like a hound

Seems like every road I travel
Always goes uphill
And it don’t seem to matter, which way I bend my will

I can hear cool dawn coming, darkness got to end
Sun too long in rising, lord I need a friend

First light finds me standing tall
Guides my feet to sacred ground
Hard times can’t follow me, gone without a sound

Evening Train

I’m having trouble feeling right, any where that I may go
Can’t go home and can’t stay here, it doesn’t matter any more

Tell me can you tell me, how do I ease this worried mind?
Just don’t stand there telling me, things will work out fine

Standing by the ocean side, as it reflects the morning sun
If I’m wanting what I don’t have, I got to do what I ain’t done

Evening Train, Evening Train, take me with you when you move
To the mountains where my mind’s clear, and there’s nothing left to prove

Crossing that River


I don’t know why I feel like I do, I just do
You feel good
Been so long, feeling low, you made it go, I didn’t know
If you could

Chorus- I needed a Breakthrough, Breakthrough

I spent most of my time, discontent, badly bent
But not broke
One more good man down, yeah, it’s a shame, got no flame
and no smoke

I needed a breakthrough…..

That’s long time gone, I live for today, come what may
I’ll still win
Every day I hold on, I pick up steam , float upstream
I can’t swim

I still want a breakthrough

My woman she knows me very well, she won’t tell
It’s all right
She makes me smile, yeah, maintains my speed, it’s all I need
but not quite

I still need a breakthrough

Slow Boat

Waiting for the fog to lift, wondering where the sun went
I ain’t never felt so old and empty before
Not used to my time alone, being time with a stranger
I’m hoping all I need, is rest for my soul

Chorus- I’m thinking bout a slow boat to anywhere
Long as I can sail it, and it moves forward I don’t care
Can’t afford to waste mine, I’ll be gone a long time

Nothing feels right in this town, I can reach the coast by morning
Feeling like a fish out of water cause the river ran dry
Seems like I hit the same dead end, gon’ turn around and find a new road
Treading water just makes me tired, ain’t good for my mind


Drove all night with the windows down, I can smell the ocean
Running out of road before I run out of drive
All I want is to shed my skin and dance out on the water
Lord I can’t remember when, been so glad I’m alive


We Heard the Voice of a Pork Chop

I’d Do It All Again

God keeps laughing at my plans
I don’t recognize my aching hands
No time nor place to make my stand
I don’t know what to do

If I knew, I would have warned her
Her smile rests in every corner
Nothing left to do but mourn
That much I know is true

How deep the love was, means that’s how deep the pain
If I knew then like I know now, I’d do it all again
I’m tired and I’m lonely, so one more day I’ll roam
She’s not there, how do I call it home?

Weeds are all around my yard
My hearts in tatters, rags, and shards
I need a hand with better cards
Before my time comes due

Fields of unattended sorrow
Not today and not tomorrow
Some are mine, some are borrowed
Some belong to you